Ladbrokes World Series Finals discussion
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN will challenge to win a third successive title at the Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals in November, with the invitations for the three-day event now confirmed.

Van Gerwen has been victorious for the past two years in the event at Glasgow's Braehead Arena, which is a season-ending championship following the worldwide World Series of Darts events.

Eight players qualify from the World Series of Darts rankings, with Scottish duo Gary Anderson and Peter Wright joining Van Gerwen amongst the top names to compete in Glasgow.

In addition, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Daryl Gurney, Kyle Anderson and Gerwyn Price will all compete, with Phil Taylor opting not to participate in the event as he continues to scale down his playing commitments ahead of retirement.

The top four non-qualified players from the PDC Order of Merit will also play in Glasgow, meaning that Adrian Lewis, Mensur Suljovic, Dave Chisnall and Jelle Klaasen will be in action next month.

Australian duo Simon Whitlock and Corey Cadby are joined by Michael Smith and Max Hopp as four international invitations, with the remaining eight places going to players from Monday's PDC Tour Card Holders' Qualifier in Barnsley - with the number of available spots being doubled from the original four.

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The Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals will be held from November 3-5 at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, live on ITV4. For tickets, visit www.braehead-arena.co.uk or call 0844 499 1700.

Play begins with the first round on Friday November 3 (7pm), with the top eight seeds entering the event in the second round on Saturday November 4 (7pm).

The tournament's decisive third day on Sunday November 5 will see the quarter-finals in the afternoon session (12.45pm) and the semi-finals and final in evening session (7pm).

2017 Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals

Eight Players from World Series Rankings
Gary Anderson (Scotland)
Michael van Gerwen (Netherlands)
Peter Wright (Scotland)
Raymond van Barneveld (Netherlands)
James Wade (England)
Daryl Gurney (Northern Ireland)
Kyle Anderson (Australia)
Gerwyn Price (Wales)

PDC Order of Merit Qualifiers
Adrian Lewis (England)
Mensur Suljovic (Austria)
Dave Chisnall (England)
Jelle Klaasen (Netherlands)

Invited Players
Simon Whitlock (Australia)
Corey Cadby (Australia)
Michael Smith (England)
Max Hopp (Germany)

Plus eight players from PDC Tour Card Holders' Qualifier


EDIT:  the additional eight Tour Card qualifiers are Rob Cross, Dimitri Van den Bergh, Chris Dobey, Justin Pipe, Jonny Clayton, Mark Webster, Jan Dekker and Simon Stevenson


2ND EDIT: - draw has now been made:

Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals
Tournament Draw Bracket

Gary Anderson (1) v Chris Dobey/Mensur Suljovic
Gerwyn Price (8) v Corey Cadby/Jelle Klaasen
James Wade (5) v Simon Stevenson/Jan Dekker
Raymond van Barneveld (4) v Michael Smith/Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen (2) v Max Hopp/Adrian Lewis
Kyle Anderson (7) v Jonny Clayton/Rob Cross
Daryl Gurney (6) v Mark Webster/Simon Whitlock
Peter Wright (3) v Justin Pipe/Dave Chisnall

First Round Draw
Chris Dobey v Mensur Suljovic
Corey Cadby v Jelle Klaasen
Simon Stevenson v Jan Dekker
Michael Smith v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Max Hopp v Adrian Lewis
Jonny Clayton v Rob Cross
Mark Webster v Simon Whitlock
Justin Pipe v Dave Chisnall

Session Times
Friday November 3 (7pm)
First Round x8
Simon Stevenson v Jan Dekker
Justin Pipe v Dave Chisnall
Max Hopp v Adrian Lewis
Michael Smith v Dimitri Van Den Bergh
Corey Cadby v Jelle Klaasen
Mark Webster v Simon Whitlock
Chris Dobey v Mensur Suljovic
Jonny Clayton v Rob Cross

Saturday November 4 (7pm)
Second Round x8

Sunday November 5
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)

Quarter-Finals

Evening Session (7pm)
Semi-Finals
Final

Prize Fund
Winner: £50,000
Runner-Up: £25,000
Semi-Finalists: £16,500
Quarter-Finalists: £12,500
Second Round Losers: £7,500
First Round Losers: £4,000
Total: £250,000

Format
First Round: Best of 11 legs
Second Round: Best of 11 legs
Quarter-Finals: Best of 19 legs
Semi-Finals: Best of 21 legs
Final: Best of 21 legs
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Following on from the Grand Prix I see Taylor is opting out of this event as well. I really can't understand why he would sack off these events in his last year on the tour unless he has copped a ban - given how much he likes his cash it seems strange he would just give up some more freebie money before retirement unless he had to.
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(10-09-2017, 01:59 PM)mc1958 Wrote: Following on from the Grand Prix I see Taylor is opting out of this event as well.  I really can't understand why he would sack off these events in his last year on the tour unless he has copped a ban - given how much he likes his cash it seems strange he would just give up some more freebie money before retirement unless he had to.

Yeah and I seem to remember Taylor saying last year he was winding down his events but would still play in the Majors he qualified for and the invitational ones like the PL so seems odd he'd decline the invite to the next invitational on the calendar the World Series.

Unless like you say he did get a ban for his antics and the PDC have kept it quiet.
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Still don't think he got a ban, as he is playing in the german World Series event in 10 days, so a ban would not make sense.

I guess it's more about the timing of the World Series Finals. A week before the Grand Slam. Seeing him playing multiple matches in two days at the Champions League showed me, that he can't play that much in a short time. So I guess he want to save his energy for the Grand Slam. Also the tournament beeing held in scotland, might not be a favourite destination of Taylor.
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The qualifier being played tonight with 8 spots available - current state of play, with most of the players I'd prefer to get through already out Sad

Last 128
Benito van de Pas BYE
Antonio Alcinas BYE
Richie Burnett BYE
Ryan Meikle 5-0 Wes Newton
Rob Cross BYE
Andy Boulton 5-1 Mickey Mansell
Ted Evetts BYE
Robert Owen 5-3 Keegan Brown
Kim Huybrechts BYE
John Michael BYE
Dimitri Van den Bergh BYE
Andy Hamilton 5-4 Dirk van Duijvenbode
Brendan Dolan BYE
John Bowles 5-2 Brian Woods
Darren Johnson BYE
Ritchie Edhouse 5-4 Jimmy Hendriks
Alan Norris BYE
James Richardson BYE
Vincent Kamphuis BYE
Chris Dobey 5-3 Ron Meulenkamp
Vincent van der Voort BYE
Rowby-John Rodriguez 5-3 Kevin Painter
Jeffrey de Zwaan BYE
Josh Payne 5-1 Mick McGowan
Ian White BYE
Martin Schindler BYE
John Norman Jnr BYE
Robbie Green 5-1 Lee Bryant
Justin Pipe BYE
Richie Corner 5-3 Sven Groen
Ryan Searle BYE
Mike De Decker 5-2 Jamie Bain
Joe Cullen BYE
Ronny Huybrechts BYE
Matthew Dennant BYE
Ricky Evans 5-3 Jim Brown
John Henderson BYE
Kirk Shepherd 5-2 Devon Petersen
William O'Connor BYE
Jonny Clayton 5-0 John Part
Stephen Bunting BYE
Jamie Caven BYE
Richard North BYE
Terry Temple 5-1 Joe Murnan
Mark Webster BYE
Scott Taylor 5-1 Jonathan Worsley
Ross Twell BYE
Steve West 5-2 Ryan Palmer
Steve Beaton BYE
Paul Nicholson BYE
Jan Dekker BYE
James Wilson 5-3 Andrew Gilding
Cristo Reyes BYE
Jermaine Wattimena BYE
Christian Kist BYE
Steve Hine 5-1 Stephen Burton
Robert Thornton BYE
Simon Stevenson BYE
Yordi Meeuwisse BYE
Jeffrey de Graaf 5-1 Steve Lennon
Darren Webster BYE
Chris Quantock BYE
Andy Jenkins BYE
Jamie Lewis 5-0 Berry van Peer


Last 64
 Benito van de Pas 5-1 Antonio Alcinas
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Richie Burnett
Rob Cross 5-2 Andy Boulton
Robert Owen 5-1 Ted Evetts
Kim Huybrechts 5-3 John Michael
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-3 Andy Hamilton
Brendan Dolan 5-1 John Bowles
 Darren Johnson 5-4 Ritchie Edhouse
Alan Norris 5-1 James Richardson
Chris Dobey 5-4 Vincent Kamphuis
Vincent van der Voort 5-3 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-1 Josh Payne
Ian White 5-4 Martin Schindler
John Norman Jnr 5-1 Robbie Green
Justin Pipe 5-3 Richie Corner
Mike De Decker 5-2 Ryan Searle
Joe Cullen 5-4 Ronny Huybrechts
Ricky Evans 5-2 Matthew Dennant
John Henderson 5-2 Kirk Shepherd
Jonny Clayton 5-4 William O'Connor
Stephen Bunting 5-2 Jamie Caven
Richard North 5-0 Terry Temple
Mark Webster 5-1 Scott Taylor
Ross Twell 5-4 Steve West
Paul Nicholson 5-1 Steve Beaton
Jan Dekker 5-3 James Wilson
Jermaine Wattimena 5-1 Cristo Reyes
Steve Hine 5-4 Christian Kist
Simon Stevenson 5-3 Robert Thornton
Yordi Meeuwisse 5-4 Jeffrey de Graaf
Chris Quantock 5-3 Darren Webster
Andy Jenkins 5-3 Jamie Lewis
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Last 64 now complete and have edited the post above with the full results - current status of the last 32 round:

Last 32
Ryan Meikle 5-2 Benito van de Pas
Rob Cross 5-3 Robert Owen
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-1 Kim Huybrechts
Brendan Dolan 5-4 Darren Johnson
Chris Dobey 5-4 Alan Norris
Jeffrey de Zwaan 5-3 Vincent van der Voort
Ian White 5-4 John Norman Jnr
Justin Pipe 5-4 Mike De Decker
Ricky Evans 5-2 Joe Cullen
Jonny Clayton 5-4 John Henderson
Stephen Bunting 5-3 Richard North
Mark Webster 5-2 Ross Twell
Jan Dekker 5-2 Paul Nicholson
Steve Hine 5-1 Jermaine Wattimena
Simon Stevenson 5-2 Yordi Meeuwisse
Andy Jenkins 5-3 Chris Quantock
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Last 16 now underway

Last 16
Rob Cross 5-1 Ryan Meikle
Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-3 Brendan Dolan
Chris Dobey 5-4 Jeffrey de Zwaan
Justin Pipe 5-3 Ian White
Jonny Clayton 5-2 Ricky Evans
Mark Webster 5-3 Stephen Bunting
Jan Dekker 5-3 Steve Hine
Simon Stevenson 5-4 Andy Jenkins
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Qualifiers now completed - the 8 lucky players though to the finals are:

Rob Cross
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Chris Dobey
Justin Pipe
Jonny Clayton
Mark Webster
Jan Dekker
Simon Stevenson
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So as Max Hopp and Corey Cadby are invited do others automatically qualify MC?
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(10-09-2017, 11:22 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: So as Max Hopp and Corey Cadby are invited do others automatically qualify MC?

All the qualifiers are in the initial post - they are the top 8 from the WSOD rankings (excluding Taylor), the top 4 from the main OOM not already qualified, 4 global invites plus 8 from the Tour Card holers qualifier from last night.  Last year there were 8 global invites and 4 tour card qualifiers.


Why the PDC insist on inviting Hopp to these things is beyond me - apart from winning the youth world championship a couple of years ago he has done very little.  If they wanted another overseas player in the mix without putting in another Australian then I think they should have invited Cristo Reyes.

I also don't think that global invitations should be given to UK based players either, so I would have sacked off Smith as well and put in another overseas player like either Krzysztof Ratajski or Dawson Murschell.
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Agree, I'm not sure why they push Smith so much, good player but has been found wanting on the big stage for too long. Reyes would have been good but he did get an invite last year
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Hopp got an invite last year as well and got knocked out first round - by Cristo Reyes
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(10-10-2017, 08:35 AM)mc1958 Wrote: Hopp got an invite last year as well and got knocked out first round - by Cristo Reyes

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Draw has been made - I'll add it to the first post as well

Ladbrokes World Series of Darts Finals
Tournament Draw Bracket

Gary Anderson (1) v Chris Dobey/Mensur Suljovic
Gerwyn Price (8) v Corey Cadby/Jelle Klaasen
James Wade (5) v Simon Stevenson/Jan Dekker
Raymond van Barneveld (4) v Michael Smith/Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen (2) v Max Hopp/Adrian Lewis
Kyle Anderson (7) v Jonny Clayton/Rob Cross
Daryl Gurney (6) v Mark Webster/Simon Whitlock
Peter Wright (3) v Justin Pipe/Dave Chisnall

First Round Draw
Chris Dobey v Mensur Suljovic
Corey Cadby v Jelle Klaasen
Simon Stevenson v Jan Dekker
Michael Smith v Dimitri Van den Bergh
Max Hopp v Adrian Lewis
Jonny Clayton v Rob Cross
Mark Webster v Simon Whitlock
Justin Pipe v Dave Chisnall

Session Times
Friday November 3 (7pm)
First Round x8
Simon Stevenson v Jan Dekker
Justin Pipe v Dave Chisnall
Max Hopp v Adrian Lewis
Michael Smith v Dimitri Van Den Bergh
Corey Cadby v Jelle Klaasen
Mark Webster v Simon Whitlock
Chris Dobey v Mensur Suljovic
Jonny Clayton v Rob Cross

Saturday November 4 (7pm)
Second Round x8

Sunday November 5
Afternoon Session (12.45pm)

Quarter-Finals

Evening Session (7pm)
Semi-Finals
Final

Prize Fund
Winner: £50,000
Runner-Up: £25,000
Semi-Finalists: £16,500
Quarter-Finalists: £12,500
Second Round Losers: £7,500
First Round Losers: £4,000
Total: £250,000

Format
First Round: Best of 11 legs
Second Round: Best of 11 legs
Quarter-Finals: Best of 19 legs
Semi-Finals: Best of 21 legs
Final: Best of 21 legs
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The Saturday games could be good. Potentially

Anderson v Suljovic
MvG v Lewis
Kyle Anderson v Cross
Whitlock v Gurney

Hope we get some great games over the weekend again.
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